Inside The Grace Hopper Celebration, Where Thousands Of Women Are United By Tech

Saw the lineup for this years Grace Hopper Celebration, very impressive!


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“Life changing,” “amazing,” and “shockingly wonderful” are not terms that are typically used to describe industry conferences. But that’s exactly how people talk about the Grace Hopper Celebration, an annual four-day event dedicated to bringing together women in computing to talk about technology and their careers.

It makes sense that Hopper is a unique kind of gathering, since it is dedicated to a very unique person: Grace Murray Hopper was a pioneering technologist who was one of the first computer programmers, and she had a real knack for being able to explain computer science in an accessible and tactile way. Hopper passed away in 1992 at the age of 85, and two years later her first namesake conference took place. In the years since, it has grown to become the world’s largest gathering for women in computing.

Most anyone who has gone to Hopper will tell…

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